Alberta Student Leadership Summit

Leadership Education and Development Centre

Alberta Student Leadership Summit

ASLS 2021

This year, ASLS is a 5-day nation-wide leadership conference open to both high school and post-secondary students, now online! This conference strives to be an accessible leadership development opportunity that builds skills, grows community, and inspires action.

For ASLS 2021, our sessions will cover topics from each of the 4 streams below:

Sustainability: Sustainability is more than just the environment! This stream will focus on the four pillars of sustainability (social, human, economic, and environmental) to ensure that we are uplifting all areas of our world in a sustainable way.

Community Organizing: Change starts at the community level! In this stream, you will hear from community organizers involved in different issues that affect their communities and how they took the steps to start organizing to change those issues.

Governance: Are you ready to start making big decisions for your communities? Getting involved in governance at any level is integral to creating long lasting and meaningful change. This stream will focus on why you should be involved in governance at any level and how to effect change through government structures.

Leadership Fundamentals: What does it mean to be a leader? In this stream, we will focus on developing skills and attitudes towards leadership that empower students to practise leadership in their own communities. Leadership is a collection of skills that can be taught, practised, and implemented in every day life.

ASLS Certificates

By attending the Summit, students will have opportunities to earn digital certificates to include on their resumes, CVs, and LinkedIn! Attendees that attend at least 6 sessions throughout the week of the Summit (regardless of stream) will receive an ASLS 2021 Certificate to verify their presence at the Summit. If attendees complete 8 or more sessions (regardless of stream), they will receive an ASLS 2021 Gold Certificate! Attendees may also acquire additional certificates for completing 4 of 6 sessions in one of the streams described above.

Get tickets to the Summit here!

ASLS: Planned by students, for students.

We believe that students are the best people to decide what students want to see in a student leadership conference; that's why we have a team of students who direct the conference. The directors take on roles from setting the schedule to coordinating volunteers.

Want to present at ASLS?

We love having presenters with a wide range of experience and expertise! If you would like to present at the Summit, please apply here!

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM MST on October 31, 2020.

Want to volunteer with ASLS?

If you would like to volunteer with the Summit, apply here!

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM MST on October 31, 2020. Volunteer Role Descriptions

Media Coordinator - Providing online media engagement throughout the event. Note that past involvement in media coordination is preferred. Mandatory personal equipment such as camera and smart device with internet is not provided and is required for this position.

Registration and Engagement Coordinator - Helping with registration each day of the Summit and ensuring summit participants/ attendees are accounted for. This role will also be responsible for providing engagement opportunities leading up to the Summit for folks who are already registered.

Welcome Team Coordinators - Ensuring that participants/ attendees are in the right location and headed towards the right place. This position will also be responsible for helping to build community in an online setting during the week of the conference.

Session Coordinators - Ensuring that participants and facilitators have everything that is needed during facilitation and presenting. This role will help manage break out rooms, attendee questions, and anything else that the facilitator may need. The best perk of this role is that you get to sit through sessions and learn from them yourself!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is ASLS for?

ASLS is created for high school and post secondary students who are at varying points in their leadership journey. Whether you are just starting out or are already making moves, you’ll find something at ASLS for you. We also welcome community members, education staff, and others who are interested in learning more about leadership!

Where does ASLS take place?

ASLS will be held online to comply with COVID-19 restrictions but is based out of Edmonton, Alberta. We are still figuring out exactly what platform will fit our summit best to ensure participants have an easy and engaging experience.

ASLS sounds awesome! How do I become a student director?

Applications for the 2021 ASLS Director positions are closed as we have already selected directors for the 2021 Summit. Please check back in February 2021 if you are interested in being a director for ASLS 2022.

How do I become a presenter at ASLS?

To present at ASLS, you can submit a proposal through our online application here. The applications will close on October 31st, 2020 at 11:59PM MST. Once we’ve received all our submissions, our directors make the final say in that year’s schedule. All speakers will be notified of the status of their application before November 20th.

Can I volunteer at ASLS?

You bet! You can apply to be a volunteer here. Our Volunteer Applications will close on October 31st, 2020 at 11:59 PM MST. As the Summit is online this year, we are currently exploring different options for involvement for our dedicated volunteer base. If you are interested in learning more about hosting online webinars, promotion strategy, and building connections in a virtual world, this is definitely the role for you!

What is included in the ticket price?

it includes access to the Summit and some surprises to come!

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June-August: Student Director Recruitment and Selection

September: Advisory Committee Planning Retreat

November: Volunteer Team and Speakers are selected and onboarded

September-January: Planning for ASLS 2019

January 25th to 29th, 2021: Alberta Student Leadership Summit happens!

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